Lentinula edodes – Shiitake

Shiitake, or Lentinula edodes, is a type of mushroom that has been farmed in China since the Sung Dynasty (960-1279). It can be used in many dishes and is especially popular when making soups. Shiitake mushrooms have also been used in East Asian medicine for over 2000 years. This shiitake mushroom is prized for its […]

Oyster Mushroom – Pleurotus ostreatus

Pleurotus ostreatus , the oyster mushroom, is a common species of edible mushrooms widely cultivated and consumed around the world. It is native to regions in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. There are two color varieties: white/light and dark/grey. The mushrooms have a fleshy consistency with ashell-like shape, fanning out into several layers […]

Hericium erinaceus – Lion’s Mane

Hericium erinaceus is a medicinal mushroom native to China, Japan and other Asian countries. It has been used as a food and folk medicine for centuries. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs . Other names include Yamabushitake (the Japanese name), Lion’s mane , Hedgehog mushroom , Satyr’s beard […]